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Nashville Predators Place Viktor Stalberg on Waivers | Nashville Predators
That contract is really bad. I was a Stalberg hopeful. Sometimes you just need to let it go though. To clarify, I was a hopeful to become Viktor Stalberg.

Nashville Predator of the Week: Week 10 | Predlines

This Week in Preds History: (Dec. 14 – Dec. 20) | Nashville Predators
Great picture of Sully within.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

KHL vows not to cut player salaries, considers contraction next season | Puck Daddy
The KHL and its clubs need to adjust to the new realities of living in a world much different than even a year ago. They have to accept that the number of clubs in the league is likely to dwindle.

WATCH: Flyers’ Claude Giroux bites Erik Gudbranson’s jersey | CBSSports
Claude Giroux is up to his ol’ cop butt grabbing, booger wiping tricks again.

Hurricanes Deal Harrison to Winnipeg Jets | Carolina Hurricanes
This isn’t the defenseman that’s going to keep the Jets afloat until Enstrom, Bogosian, and Trouba get healthy. Either this isn’t good enough or there is another trade in the que.

Top 10 Vezina candidates of 2014-15: Rinne rules | The Hockey News
THN’s look at possible Vezina candidates. Who are Rinne’s competitors in your opinion?

NHL teams take different paths to strong possession | TSN
Interesting look at multi-shot shifts in both conferences. The numbers presented in the Western Conference are surprising. Nashville is also pretty high in the multi-shot shift differential.

On Coaches, Players, and Motivation | Hockey Wilderness
An astute look at the issues surrounding the Wild. Basically, the Wild are doing everything they can to be an elite possession and defensive team but not getting the results in the standings for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons are goaltending, low shooting percentages by Coyle and Pominville, and lack of offensive production from Granlund and Vanek.

LeBrun’s Rumblings: Shane Doan | ESPN
I could see a few Western Conference teams trying to add Doan.

Ryan Miller on lackluster stats, Canada vs. USA and LA training posse (Interview) | Puck Daddy
Great interview by Joshua Cooper.

Sharp gets back into the swing of things | ProHockeyTalk
Swing. Get it? Because you swing a stick and hit a puck and then it goes into the goal.

Podcast: Are the Preds Real on Penalty Box Radio | Penalty Box Radio
Ryan Lambert talks about the Preds and College Hockey at 12:33. They talk about the mumps, Kings, and Ducks as well.

Nick Foligno is improving on faceoffs and would like to stay in Columbus | ESPN
Johansen, Foligno, and Dubinsky is a pretty strong center line up.

Great Moments in Interim Coaching History: NHL Version | Grantland
Hilarious look at the NHL’s history with quirky interim coaching situations.

Sharks take playful jab at advanced stats with Holiday Sweater infographic | The Hockey News
I look forward to the headline, “Sharks lose out of playoffs early no thanks to Holiday Sweater video.”

Is there enough talent available for expansion? | ESPN
There is a paywall. But if you have ESPN Insider, it’s a good read.

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